Volunteer (Current Employee) – Fort Collins, CO – March 17, 2014
A typical day volunteering at the Restore consists of of cleaning all of the furniture, decorations, and appliances being sold and donated. After I thoroughly clean the merchandise I then go through the isles and organize anything that is out of order and alphabetize CD's, tapes, and records and just make sure everything is in the right place. What I've learned from volunteering here is that organization and presentation is key, if you keep the store and merchandise in order and in good condition it's easier to sell and easier for the customers to find. The co-workers and other individuals volunteering along with me are very helpful, I find that we don't so much work together we work more independently. The hardest part of this volunteering job is finding work to keep busy, the work that I am given or find to do gets done quickly and efficiently. Even though finding work to keep busy throughout my four hours of volunteering is hard, the most enjoyable part of volunteering here is the experience working with customers and learning how important it is to pay attention to detail and organization. The other enjoyable part of my job as a volunteer is knowing that I'm helping out the co-workers of the store and the people who are donating their goods.
teaches me important life lessons, friendly people, laid back, beneficial, lunch break
it was a fun job out going, smart employees, nice customers,very clean.....if i can work there again i will love to go back...Seeking stable and long term employment in a company where I can grow professionally and further enhance my skills, knowledge and experience. To achieve my goals for my future.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Albemarle, NC – September 18, 2017
I was a volunteer and I learned a lot it was a great experience. I was during the Christmas season get rid of a lot of face trees reasonably priced was nice.. the hardest part was I worked I the warehouse so it was hot and trying to mop that floor was not easy.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – September 18, 2017
Volunteering at Habitat for Humanity was a very eye-opening and fun, hands-on, experience. Working with my hands is a very fun thing for me to do, so being able to do that for a few days and help the community was a very touching experience.
Construction Supervisor (Current Employee) – Texas – September 17, 2017
A typical day includes examining milestones of the previous days, improving on process and formulating ways to move forward. I have learned a new trade in framing, and contracting. Management is hit and miss constantly. More work than one person can tackle in a day. Deadlines are the most difficult, when dealing with circumstances beyond our control. Completing a house to present to a family, so they may start a new chapter of their life.
Seeing families earn the chance to live in better conditions than prior states.
Ever changing management that feels they need to micromanage.
Volunteer Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – September 14, 2017
It was a job to further my education. The people were caring and very hard working. It was a pleasure to be a part of that team. What was especially nice is that the people would go out of their way on a daily basis to assist those who are less fortunate.
Rewarding job with surprisingly good pay and benefits
STORE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Hickory, NC – September 13, 2017
Working for Habitat was extremely rewarding. You can make a difference in the community while having fun and making new friends with the volunteers. Working with volunteers can be a different and sometimes challenging roll. Overall I would recommend Habitat for anyone looking for a temporary job that they would enjoy and make decent money.
Warehouse / Driver (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV 89102 – September 12, 2017
No advancement and management lies to your face. Refuses to hire help and overworks employees forcing them to quit. And when you don't quit they find a reason to fire you. When you approach management with safety issues they refuse to fix the problem. Employees are allowed to smoke around propane tanks.
Construction Leadership Intern (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2017
I was a Construction Leadership Intern with Habitat for Humanity in San Francisco, and it was a great experience! Unpaid internship. It's all about learning a new construction skill, and then teaching it to new volunteers. I enjoyed the work, and felt like I grew as an individual from the leadership role. Being volunteers working for a good cause, everyone is friendly and supportive.
Carpenter/Laborer (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – September 11, 2017
My time with Habitat was amazing everyone was very professional and worked together team work was a big thing for Habitat.I learned a lot like how to b a great leader,work with, others,and how to conduct myself in a professional manor.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 7, 2017
I would come in and everyone was so nice and helpful. I learned how to work with a team and create and implement strategies in order to successfully build new homes. The hardest part of the job was the hours but ending was quite rewarding. The most enjoyable part was definitely the people I got to work with.
Great place to work during the time that I was there.
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 3, 2017
Friendly co-workers and customers. Nice place to meet people in the community. Supervisers and managers were great people to work. A person that works for the company can learn about some of the exciting things happening within the community.
Great supervisers and managers to work with. Friendly co-workers and customers.